During the COVID lockdowns, record numbers of people brought new pets into their homes. Now, shelters are seeing the opposite -- a record number of people looking to surrender their dogs. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-15-21)
Shelters Inundated With 'Pandemic Pups' as Adoptive Owners' Attention FlagsDuring the COVID lockdowns, record numbers of people brought new pets into their homes. Now, shelters are seeing the opposite -- a record number of people looking to surrender their dogs. Katie Nielsen reports. (7-15-21)
Family Of Foxes Takes Over Sacramento HomeA family of foxes took over a Sacramento home, looking for food. Velena Jones tells us why the homeowner was happy the foxes were living in his backyard.
Yorkshire Terrier Stolen From Car in San FranciscoPolice in San Francisco on Friday asked the public's help finding a pet Yorkshire Terrier who was stolen along with a suitcase from a victim's vehicle Thursday night. (6-11-21)
Raw Video: Cobby the ChimpanzeeCobby is seen enjoying special treats and party décor with his troop during his birthday celebration in 2020. Video courstesy of San Francisco Zoo
Mountain Lion Seen Wandering San Francisco NeighborhoodsAuthorities warned residents in San Francisco’s Bernal Heights and Portola neighborhoods that a mountain lion was seen prowling city streets early Tuesday morning. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-18-21)
Sierra Foothills Family Mounts Search for Missing TortoiseAn El Dorado County family is going to great lengths and great heights to find their missing tortoise, Celest. (5-14-21)
Marin County Nonprofit Brings Therapy Dogs to Comfort FirefightersFirefighters aren't the only ones getting ready for what's expected to be a very busy fire season. A San Rafael woman and her dog are hitting the road to bring some comfort and joy to those battling blazes on the frontlines. Sharon Chin reports. (5-1-21)
Illegally-Sold Puppies in East Bay Found Suffering From ParvoBefore you buy a pandemic pet here's a warning about puppies being sold on the side of the road in Alameda County -- they may be very sick. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-30-21)
Pets & Animals Friday News WrapA rescued dog's heartwarming reunion; kittens saved from a car engine compartment, adorable lemurs and more. (4-30-21)
Dog Rescued From Tight Space Between San Francisco BuildingsIf all good dogs go to heaven, one San Francisco pooch tried to get there multiple times, only to be rescued in spectacular fashion. Andria Borba reports. (4-29-21)
San Francisco Animal Care & Control Opens New 65,000 Square Foot FacilityThe City of San Francisco has opened a brand new animal shelter, and it already seems to be getting a quiet vote of approval from its furry residents. John Ramos reports. (3/9/21)
Search for Shooter Continues After Lady Gaga’s Dogs Are RecoveredThe search for a shooter continues after Lady Gaga’s dogs were turned over to police. (2-27-21)
$8,000 Reward Offered for Return of Dog Stolen in SFIt's been one month since a French bulldog was stolen at gunpoint in San Francisco's Russian Hill neighborhood and now SFPD is releasing a new clue in the case. Wilson Walker reports. (2-5-21)
Mission Neighbors Want SF To Fix Dangerous Intersection After Dog Is Nearly KilledSome neighbors in San Francisco are pleading for safety measures after a dog was nearly killed in a hit-and-run accident. Don Ford shows us why they say the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Forest Street is so dangerous.
Homeless Man Allegedly Attacks Pet Tortoise at San Jose PreschoolA homeless man was arrested Saturday in San Jose, charged with vandalism and animal abuse for allegedly beating and stabbing a pet tortoise at a preschool. Da Lin reports. (1-31-21)
SF Non-Profit Facing Allegations Of Fraud, Improper Training Of Service Dogs For VeteransA San Francisco non-profit foundation that provides service dogs to veterans is facing allegations of fraud. Da Lin tells us the organization's founder is accused of taking advantage of dog lovers and their desire to help veterans.
SF Couple Stranded In New Zealand By Covid Reunites With Family DogsA San Francisco couple that got stranded in New Zealand due to coronavirus restrictions has been reunited with their dogs, Whiskey and Waffles after living nearly 10 months apart. Joe Vazquez reports.
Friendly Baby Deer Keeps Coming Back To Sacramento NeighborhoodA baby deer can't seem to stay away from a Sacramento neighborhood. Rachel Wulff tells us wildlife officials moved the friendly doe last month, but she came back.
Dog Trainer Reacts to Video of Vacaville Officer Who Punched K-9 PartnerJohn Ramos has reaction from a professional dog trainer and the SPCA to video showing a Vacaville police handler punching a K-9 trainee in the head. (1-2-21)
COVID: Pandemic Brings Puppy Shortage This Holiday SeasonIf all you wanted for Christmas is a puppy then you might be out of luck, this year, because there is a puppy shortage during this pandemic. But Andrea Nakano shows us it all depends on where you look.
Sacramento Woman Reunites With Lost Dog Found 6 Years Later 1000 Miles AwaySix years and a thousand miles in the making, a Sacramento woman reunited with her lost dog. Ryan Hill reports she never gave up hope.
'Ride Out To Vote' Delivers Ballots By Horseback To Alameda Co. Courthouse''Ride Out To Vote' trotted down the streets of Oakland to drop off their ballots on horseback at the Alameda County Courthouse on Monday, as part of a movement to encourage people to vote any way they can.
2 Stolen Dogs Reunited With Owner, Suspect Arrested at Mission District Homeless CampThe owner of two French bulldog puppies -- stolen from his San Francisco home -- has offically been reunited with both his missing dogs. Da Lin reports (10-18-20)
1 of 2 Stolen Dogs Found, Suspect Arrested at SF Mission District Homeless CampSan Francisco police arrested a suspect in a bizzare dog-napping case. One very pricey puppy has been reunited with her owner but the search is still on for another. Da Lin reports. (10-18-20)